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Hanging Fabric Heart Garland Tutorial, Video + FREE Pattern

Let me show you how easy it is to make this cute hanging fabric heart garland. Warm up your home design with a romantic flair that is not just for Valentine’s day but also so stylish you can keep it year-round.

Shh.. this stylish felt garland is super easy and super quick to make. You can literally have it in just 10 minutes once you’ve cut your template.

I will show you TWO METHODS how to make heart garlandSEW or NO-SEW.

Make it out of felt, or out of paper. It is just as cute, no matter what material you decide to use. The fabric garland template can be used with a variety of colors, too.

diy valentine day garland

It’s easy. It’s inexpensive. And it’s the perfect Valentine’s Day decor project to add to your home décor. All you need in terms of materials is felt or paper and a ribbon. See how to make this darling Valentine heart garland

Below you will find my step by step hanging hearts garland written tutorial with VIDEO instructions for all the visual learners.

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How to Make a Fabric Heart Garland

I’ll show you two methods how to make it. Both are easy and quick: Sew (neater) or NO-sew (quicker) heart garland

Supplies and tools

felt fabric garland supplies

  • felt or paper (red)
  • 2mm white ribbon

For the NO-sew version you’ll need either STAPLER or GLUE

for the SEWN version you’ll also need some standard sewing supplies:

DOWNLOAD: heart garland pattern (Free PDF file)

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How To Sew Felt Heart Garland (+no-sew method)

Watch the diy hanging heart garland video first and then follow the written step by step instructions below.
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Fabric Hearts Bunting VIDEO TUTORIAL

HEART GARLAND INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1: Cut out heart garland template

To make the heart garland you see pictured, download the pattern on your hard drive and print it at 100%. You can print it larger or smaller if you want to mix and match the designs, but I found that this is the perfect size for me.

cutting out the heart garland pattern

STEP 2: Trace the pattern

Fold felt in half, place heart strips pattern on fold. Place the other two heart shapes around the strips. Pin in place, trace everything.

trancing the heart garland pattern on the felt fabric

STEP 3: Cut the fabric

Pin the felt and cut out the heart shapes and the heart strips for the heart outlines.

STEP 4: Transfer the markings

Move the pattern slightly down and transfer the lines to the top of the felt. Move the pattern up and transfer the lines on the bottom. You can now draw the full lines if you prefer, but I found that it is really not necessary.

transfering markings on the strips of the valentines day garland

STEP 5: Pin and sew

Pin each strip between the marks (this is very important and will make the project come together quickly as intended).

Fold the heart shapes in half vertically and pin right in the middle as shown.

Now sew along the folded edge of the strip and along the pin of the heart shapes.

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NO-SEW method: Use stapler or fabric glue instead

stapling valentine's day garland

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STEP 6: Unfold the heart shapes

You have created the 3D heart shapes

Now let’s continue making the heart outlines

unfolded 3D heart shapes for the valentine garland

STEP 7: Cut out the strips

Cut at the marking lines.

cutting out the strips

STEP 8: Sew the other end

Unfold, fold to the other side and pin

Sew all except one strip of each size – we’ll use them to make the center heart. I prefer to chain sew these as it comes together quickly. Just sew the end, backstitch make few stitches and start sewing the next heart without cutting the thread. Sew all and then cut the thread between them.

 

STEP 9: Making the center heart

Stack strips as shown

Take the smallest strip, unfold it and fold it the other way. It creates a small heart outline. Take the second strip and align one short edge with the edges of the smallest strip. Take the other short edge, move it around the smaller shape and align all short edges. Repeat with the longest strip.

center heart

STEP 10: Pin and sew the center heart

Pin all layers in place. It’s thick, so if you have sewing clips, use them instead. Sew along the short edge about 1/8″ from the bottom

TIP: If you have trouble sewing through the thick strip, make a hump jumper by folding a piece of fabric several times to match the thickness of the heart and put it under the back of the presser foot.

STEP 11: Arrange the garland

Now for the fun part. Take all hearts and arrange them on a flat surface. You can arrange them as I did or you can get creative and rearrange them in any other way you like. It’s all up to you.

arranging the heart shaped decorations

STEP 12: Thread the ribbon

Cut two slits in each shape to allow the ribbon to pass throw each shape. The slits should be about 1/3 of the way from the top. Now thread the ribbon making sure it’s not twisted

cutting slits

If you prefer to hang it vertically thread the ribbon from top to bottom instead from side to side. You can mix and match it – this hanging heart garland pattern is so versatile that is allows a ton of customization without any compromise on style.

threading the ribbon through the heart bunting

STEP 13: Final touches

Arrange hearts 1-2 inches apart or actually any other way you’d like. Rearrange, add or remove elements to fully customize the fabric heart garland.

 

Hope you enjoyed reading my fabric heart garland tutorial. It is super quick and super easy. If you don’t sew, you can just use stapler or glue to hold the shapes together. Just apply the glue or staple the felt where it says stitch and you’re done!

I love making these cute hearts. You can even make them larger or smaller by simply changing the print size.

That’s it your diy felt heart garland it ready!

 

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Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 15 comments
Анна - January 23, 2021

Это великолепно! Спасибо!

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    Helen - January 25, 2021

    You are welcome, Anna! So glad you liked it

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Kim Carberry - January 25, 2021

Aww! That is really cute. What a great craft. x

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    Helen - January 25, 2021

    Thanks, Kim!

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Carol - January 25, 2021

You give great directions and make it looks o easy. Very cute too! #MMBC

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Michele Somerville - January 28, 2021

I am not real crafty but this looks tempting. I am always on the look out for simple craft projects taht we can use at church for older youth or adults. Thanks so much, Michele

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Shelbee on the Edge - January 30, 2021

This is such a cute and festive Valentine’s decoration. You are so creative and talented! Thanks for linking with me!

Shelbee
http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs - January 30, 2021

This is so lovely and simple enough for the kids to do.

Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. 🙂

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Kathy A - January 30, 2021

This is so cute!Simple enough for kids. If I did it with paper, I think I would use my tiny hole punch for the ribbon so I didn’t overcut the slits! I know me!

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    Helen - January 31, 2021

    Thank you Kathy. Definitely use the hole punch for the paper garland!

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Donna @ Modern on Monticello - February 3, 2021

This garland is such fun. I would have to go with the no sew version but it looks amazing either way. Thanks for sharing again this week. #HomeMattersParty

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chickenruby - February 4, 2021

Love how you can make this out of different materials. Thanks for linking up with #pocolo and hope to see you back tomorrow

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Stephanie 139a - February 4, 2021

They look great – particularly the central heart. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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Naush Samama - February 8, 2021

This heart garland is adorable. Thank you for sharing with us at Meraki Link Party at Doodle Buddies. Drop by this evening to join the next Meraki Party..
Much love
Naush

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    Helen - February 9, 2021

    I’ll definitely drop by

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